For female forces, the Women Officers topic provides news, articles, and tactical tips to help take the fight to the bad guys. There was a time that a female officer was a rarity among the ranks, but today thousands of women stand on the thin blue line, serving on tactical teams, training other officers, working as detectives, and leading entire departments.
Although it has been ruled that both the pedestrians and the officer were at fault for the incident, the officer has resigned. Local departments are considering changing laws about using laptops in cruisers as a result.
Times have changed -- Ontario and Canada face new challenges, from white collar crime to cyberbullies. That's why we're here for our communities. We're here for you.
Our members work hard every day to keep our communities safe, healthy, and prosperous. Smart, well-trained, and committed, our members provide effective (and cost-effective) policing services to 322 Ontario communities. From Essex to Thessalon to Thunder Bay -- across nearly a million square kilometres of land and 100,000 square kilometres of waterways -- our members are proud to serve.
Betsy Brantner-Smith touches on a sensitive subject that affects many female cops around the world. It is important to make sure your agency not only has a maternity policy but also a pregnancy policy in place. Light duty is often an option for pregnant police officers but it is crucial to know and understand how your agency operates. Betsy gives advice on how to deal with these issues.
For a variety of reasons, some officers don't carry off-duty. Adam Painchaud talks to Betsy Brantner Smith about why officers need to be prepared to protect themselves at all times, and offers a few options for weapons concealment off the job.